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Old 14th November 2019, 12:32 PM   #1001
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

@RepRatcliffe asked the two “star” witnesses, “where is the impeachable event in that call?” Both stared straight ahead with a blank look on their face, remained silent, & were unable to answer the question. That would be the end of a case run by normal people! - but not Shifty!
That is an outright lie. Here is the video of that exchange. Taylor tried to respond 3 seconds after being asked the question by Ratcliffe. He was then interrupted by Ratcliffe every time he tried to answer. Ratcliffe then withdrew the question in an effort to stop Taylor. When Schiff said Taylor had been asked a question and did he want answer it, Ratcliffe again tried to stop Taylor. It was clear that Ratcliffe did not want Taylor to answer the question. He was grandstanding.

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Old 14th November 2019, 12:35 PM   #1002
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That is an outright lie.
That's what I thought when I read it, but will Trump's base even bother to watch the procedings, since they're a witch hunt?
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Old 14th November 2019, 12:35 PM   #1003
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Originally Posted by Bikewer View Post
NPR regularly interviews folks going to political rallies, and of course Trump’s.

One lady (from Louisiana) said, “I like the vulgarity. I’m kind of vulgar myself!”

This returns to the sentiment expressed in previous elections, The candidate is “Just like us.”

Of Dubya... “He seems like a nice guy. The kind of guy you could sit down and have a beer with.”
Of Palin... “She’s a MOM. She’s just like us.”

And so on. Why folks would use such criteria to vote for “The leader of the free world” is perhaps a mystery, but there it is. “Is the candidate likeable” seems to be a huge factor for many, transcending qualifications.
After reading that, I think she just as well might have said "I like stupidity. I'm kind of stupid myself!"

Unbelievable.
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Old 14th November 2019, 12:52 PM   #1004
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
That's what I thought when I read it, but will Trump's base even bother to watch the procedings, since they're a witch hunt?
I doubt most of them will watch it. But they'll read Trump's tweets and believe those. They'll watch FOX and believe that.
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Old 14th November 2019, 12:53 PM   #1005
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
After reading that, I think she just as well might have said "I like stupidity. I'm kind of stupid myself!"

Unbelievable.
Ever been to Louisiana?

It’s the state motto
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Old 14th November 2019, 12:54 PM   #1006
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
I doubt most of them will watch it. But they'll read Trump's tweets and believe those. They'll watch FOX and believe that.
That was my point.
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Old 14th November 2019, 01:48 PM   #1007
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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Wow! Was just told that my son’s book, “Triggered,” is Number One on The New York Times Bestseller List. Congratulations Don!
The Fake News NYT bestseller list?
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:14 PM   #1008
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
That was my point.
With which I was agreeing.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:14 PM   #1009
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GOd, I hope the President of the US not "just like me". I want somebody a lot smarter then I am in that job.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:16 PM   #1010
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Bill Clinton managed to be folksy without being a total idiot and without being vulger. Just saying.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:26 PM   #1011
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Ever been to Louisiana?

It’s the state motto
I have relatives in Floribama, my dad's folks (my dad had no contact with, or even knew about, his paternal side) . I talked to them once after discovering them. All I can say is, I'm soooooooo glad he was raised by his mother in Montana and that he took after her side! Let me put it this way: ever watch the "Home" episode of The X Files?

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Mulder and Scully are drafted in to investigate when local children find the aforementioned baby in a hick town called Mayberry. They ask the local sheriff (Tucker Smallwood) about the family that lives in the dilapidated house nearby and he gravely intones: “[The Peacock family] grow their own food, they raise their own pigs, they breed their own cows, raise and breed their own stock, if you get my meaning”.

the Peacock family is a deeply inbred clan of violent murderers, with one brother having fathered the other two. With whom? His own mother, who has sex with all three siblings because, like, there isn’t much to do in Mayberry. The brothers are deformed but Ma Peacock is much more disfigured, her limbless body secreted in a cart beneath a bed like a dirty magazine.

Read more at https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/...eWOV79CJx6G.99
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:27 PM   #1012
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Erdogan and Trump had a Moive Night together, featuring anti-Kurdish propaganda:

https://www.axios.com/erdogan-turkey...5a43114bd.html


Man, imagine what it would be like if these ******** pushed back against ******** being pushed by the American president.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:28 PM   #1013
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
GOd, I hope the President of the US not "just like me". I want somebody a lot smarter then I am in that job.
That's always been my view. Trouble is, most people think they are smarter than they are.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:38 PM   #1014
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ever watch the "Home" episode of The X Files?
Wife and I were day one x-files fans. Watched every week when they originally ran. When we first got netflix we started to indoctrinate our kids. Without even batting an eye or asking my wife I just skipped that episode. I looked over and wife just nodded.

The kids have grown up and still watch old episodes of the X-files. One finally said "thanks for skipping that episode when we were kids".

I saw it when it was released and will never watch it again.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:39 PM   #1015
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The Fake News NYT bestseller list?

It's CNN and MSNBC that are Fake News. The NYT is The "Failing" New York Times. Get your facts straight!!!
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:45 PM   #1016
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
GOd, I hope the President of the US not "just like me". I want somebody a lot smarter then I am in that job.
Sorry to tell you this. But you're one hell of a lot smarter than the President.
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Old 14th November 2019, 02:48 PM   #1017
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That is an outright lie. Here is the video of that exchange. Taylor tried to respond 3 seconds after being asked the question by Ratcliffe. He was then interrupted by Ratcliffe every time he tried to answer. Ratcliffe then withdrew the question in an effort to stop Taylor. When Schiff said Taylor had been asked a question and did he want answer it, Ratcliffe again tried to stop Taylor. It was clear that Ratcliffe did not want Taylor to answer the question. He was grandstanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjLcRA6BLSw
A congressman "grandstanding"? Say it isn't so.
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Old 14th November 2019, 04:00 PM   #1018
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Sorry to tell you this. But you're one hell of a lot smarter than the President.
My pet goldfish exceeds that threshhold too. Plus it is also shiny orange!
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Old 14th November 2019, 04:28 PM   #1019
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My pet goldfish exceeds that threshhold too. Plus it is also shiny orange!
I'm sure dudalb is smarter than your pet goldfish as well but we won't tell Goldy that.


On another note, I see it's official. Trump's Kentucky Governor just threw in the towel and conceded the race.
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Old 14th November 2019, 04:35 PM   #1020
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
Wife and I were day one x-files fans. Watched every week when they originally ran. When we first got netflix we started to indoctrinate our kids. Without even batting an eye or asking my wife I just skipped that episode. I looked over and wife just nodded.

The kids have grown up and still watch old episodes of the X-files. One finally said "thanks for skipping that episode when we were kids".

I saw it when it was released and will never watch it again.
Good decision!
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Old 14th November 2019, 06:10 PM   #1021
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Don't you just love how Trump has evolved on releasing his taxes. First he's going to do it if he runs. Then it's if he's nominated. Then he can't because he's being audited. Followed by over my dead body, I'll take it to the Supreme Court.

And yet according to him, he's the most transparent President in history. This of course is after he stopped giving the press access to the White House visitor log and prevented most of his administration from cooperating with Congress.
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Old 14th November 2019, 06:23 PM   #1022
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Don't you just love how Trump has evolved on releasing his taxes. First he's going to do it if he runs. Then it's if he's nominated. Then he can't because he's being audited. Followed by over my dead body, I'll take it to the Supreme Court.

And yet according to him, he's the most transparent President in history. This of course is after he stopped giving the press access to the White House visitor log and prevented most of his administration from cooperating with Congress.
He's certainly the most transparently corrupt and liar-ey president in the western world.
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Old 14th November 2019, 06:37 PM   #1023
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And then there's the complete misjudgement of the person and their character. Do they really want to sit down with the millionaire scion of a New England Brahmin ?
Sorry, Trump is a scion of a New England Brahmin?

I thought he was a Queens native and son of a German American slumlord immortalized in a never-recorded Woody Guthrie song. None of that suggests New England Brahmin.
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That's what I thought when I read it, but will Trump's base even bother to watch the procedings, since they're a witch hunt?
This is the age of virtual facts.
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Old 14th November 2019, 06:41 PM   #1025
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Oh goodie more "Pelosi Shade."

Try doing that when Ginsburg dies and Trump walks all over you to put Ivanka on the Supreme Court and you can't do **** about it because right now the Democrats level of actual useful political power falls somewhere between the Boy Scouts and the Shriners.
What's your point?

She's not throwing shade in lieu of trying to toss the bum out. She's doing so in addition to trying to toss the bum out. (He won't be removed, but perhaps some voters will be swayed. Perhaps not.)

I don't understand your point at all. Pelosi's little joke doesn't mean the Dems have won, but who thought it did?
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I'm sure dudalb is smarter than your pet goldfish as well but we won't tell Goldy that.


On another note, I see it's official. Trump's Kentucky Governor just threw in the towel and conceded the race.
But that governor was 14, I mean 30, I mean 74, I mean A HUNDRED AND FORTY-TWO points behind in the polls before Trump supported him.
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Wow! Was just told that my son’s book, “Triggered,” is Number One on The New York Times Bestseller List. Congratulations Don!
Because Right wing groups like GOPAC, the GOP itself, state-level GOP groups, etc. made bulk purchases? I can't see junioir as being that popular nor do I think the Trump base is an especially literary group.
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Erdogan and Trump had a Moive Night together, featuring anti-Kurdish propaganda:

https://www.axios.com/erdogan-turkey...5a43114bd.html
Of course Trump did. There is a Trump Tower in Istanbul. Trump has to lay down and spread his legs for Erdogan regardless of the impact on the United States because he has commercial interests there. The Trump nits who grew into lice must be having a time stepping over the bodies of our Kurdish allies after the thing that spawned them went head down and ass up to Erdogan to protect their interests in Turkey.
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.... CNN had this article ....
That's a good read. The right wing "bubble" is a misnomer; it's a dense dome impregnable to facts and reality. It's sad actually, that those who control Fox and the on-air personalities(?) do what they do for the money, the well-being of the country be damned.
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Ever been to Louisiana?

It’s the state motto
This kind of naked elitism seems out of place on an allegedly skeptical forum.
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That's a good read. The right wing "bubble" is a misnomer; it's a dense dome impregnable to facts and reality. It's sad actually, that those who control Fox and the on-air personalities(?) do what they do for the money, the well-being of the country be damned.
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What's your point?

She's not throwing shade in lieu of trying to toss the bum out. She's doing so in addition to trying to toss the bum out. (He won't be removed, but perhaps some voters will be swayed. Perhaps not.)

I don't understand your point at all. Pelosi's little joke doesn't mean the Dems have won, but who thought it did?

I thought she was having a dig at Trump's literacy (or lack of).
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Because Right wing groups like GOPAC, the GOP itself, state-level GOP groups, etc. made bulk purchases? I can't see junioir as being that popular nor do I think the Trump base is an especially literary group.
I haven’t confirmed it, but I saw a headline saying that a Russian mining company bought tens of thousands of books.
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Ever been to Louisiana?

It’s the state motto
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This kind of naked elitism seems out of place on an allegedly skeptical forum.
I'm not a big fan either. My experience is there are smart people everywhere. Unfortunately there are also morons everywhere.
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I haven’t confirmed it, but I saw a headline saying that a Russian mining company bought tens of thousands of books.
They need something to warm their dachas in those Russian winters.
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If memory serves the "bestseller list" counts bookstores stocking books, not customers buying them.
Apparently this rank is caused by bulk sales, which means the ‘deadly dagger’

Possible bulls sales by Trump & allies.

https://pagesix.com/2019/11/14/donal...o-juice-sales/
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What did he make up? Right now, it shows as the bestseller on the combined print and ebook nonfiction list.


You want evidence Jr's book isn't full of crap?

Maybe I read your post wrong.
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Old 14th November 2019, 10:47 PM   #1038
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post


You want evidence Jr's book isn't full of crap?

Maybe I read your post wrong.
Trump said the book is the current bestseller according to the New York Times. This is true.

I didn't say anything about the contents of the book. I haven't read it, but it's not hard to guess whether it's chockfull of ******** or not.
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Originally Posted by phiwum View Post
Trump said the book is the current bestseller according to the New York Times. This is true.

I didn't say anything about the contents of the book. I haven't read it, but it's not hard to guess whether it's chockfull of ******** or not.
So was Fifty Shades of Grey. Bleeeeeeeech......
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Guess which ally we are abandoning next? Too bad they don't have any oil.

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper landed in South Korea on Thursday to navigate renewed threats from an "enraged" North Korea and newly heightened strain in the alliance with Seoul that congressional aides, lawmakers and Korea experts say has been caused by President Donald Trump.

Trump is demanding that South Korea pay roughly 500% more in 2020 to cover the cost of keeping US troops on the peninsula, a congressional aide and an administration official confirmed to CNN.

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North Korea has already launched 24 missiles this year, each a violation of UN resolutions, to match the country's previous annual record for firing off projectiles that threaten South Korea and Japan, according to Bruce Klingner, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Germany, France and the United Kingdom recently condemned Pyongyang for the launches, saying they undermined regional security and stability. Meanwhile, South Korean leaders are acutely aware that Trump has downplayed the launches, saying he is "not at all" troubled by them.

"There are a lot of hard feelings," Klingner said of South Korean views of the US right now, adding that "people are questioning the viability of the US as an ally."

That's being driven in part by US acquiescence to North Korea's missile launches, which "is raising angst... about whether the US is a reliable ally," Klingner said. "The exorbitant push to further increase the US demand for the cost of stationing US forces overseas is adding to that."

Scott Snyder, director of the US-Korea policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the extreme nature of the price hike is creating "worry that Trump is doing this as a pretext for withdrawal" of US troops.

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Klingner is one of several Korea experts who suggest that Trump pulled the figure out of thin air. Officials at the relevant agencies and aides in Congress who follow Asia are similarly perplexed. "I have no idea where the President pulled this number from," said the congressional aide.

"It seems pretty clear ... that State and DOD were working to figure out how to justify the $5 billion figure... it's not like, 'We were developing a new concept that includes the following 17 categories and this is what it comes to.' It was a backwards process," said the aide characterized the reaction to be one of shock, " 'the President wants $5 billion and how do we justify that to the Koreans?' They were throwing everything in there that allowed them to argue with a straight face that this covers the burden-sharing costs of the alliance."

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Sen. Edward Markey, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Asia said that he was "troubled by President Trump's demand. ... If South Korea decides that it is better off without the United States, President Trump will have undermined an over 60-year shared commitment to peace, stability, and rule of law. The region is less safe when countries lose confidence in America's ability to lead."

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Asia, did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Neither did the second ranking Republican on the subcommittee, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, or the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. James Risch of Idaho.

Behind closed doors though, the congressional aide echoed another colleague on Capitol Hill, saying that "there's a lot of concern up here with both Democratic and Republican staff. People ... are not happy. They think this is really dangerous."
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